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January's Observations and Celebrations

By VerityCU January 03, 2022

As a socially-responsible financial institution, we want to do more than simply provide robust financial services—we also want to make a positive difference in our communities.

One way we can do this is by helping elevate topics that are important to a variety of communities. So each month, we will provide a monthly overview of celebrations and observances that are culturally or socially significant to Verity’s diverse communities.  

Below is a list of celebrations and observances throughout January, as well as links to government or nonprofit websites that help provide more education on each topic.

Daily Observances & Celebrations

  • Saturday, January 1st - New Year's Day: While this has already happened and we're in 2022, now is a good time to reflect on your own 2021 and what you'd like to accomplish in 2022. Januar is named after the Janus, the god of doors, always looking both back into the past and forward into the future. 
  • Monday, January 17th - Martin Luther King, Jr Day: A Federal Holiday observing and celebrating the birth and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, who was born on January 15th, 1929. There is a lot of information available for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, so a quick google search will provide you with many ways to learn more.
    • Interesting Fact: King County was renamed/re-namesaked on February 24th, 1986 by King County Council, removing any reference to the previous namesake. You can learn more on wikipedia here
  • Thursday, January 27th - International Holocaust Remembrance Day: An Annual Day of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. You can learn more from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and from the United Nations

We acknowledge that we may not have listed every celebration and observance that is important to you and your community. If you have a suggestion for inclusion, please email